An 8 week program for children and parents who have experienced family violence
PARKAS, or CKC ( CatholicCare Kids Club), is a fun but therapeutic group for children who have experienced or witnessed family violence. (Including verbal abuse.) This is a two part program with separate sessions for the child and the non-abusive parent held each week. It is vital the parent attends their sessions.
We run this for 8-10 weeks depending on the ages of the children attending –this will be approximately 8-11, but this might vary slightly depending on enrolments. The aim is to strengthen attachment and give parents the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of how the experience was for their child. It also helps the child to make sense of what has occurred and increases self-esteem and resiliency. There is a focus on having fun together!
Session times: Tuesdays 3:30 -5 for kids and Wednesdays 10 -12 for parents
We will ask you to come in to meet us prior to the group starting.
For more information phone 62781660 or register your interest below.